PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has a cheating problem, and it’s becoming a hinderance for the development team, delaying future updates for the game.
PUBG developer PUBG Corp. has revealed that they’ve delayed several major updates to the game due to an ongoing problem with cheaters. This includes the launch of the game’s third map, which is now due at some point before the second half of 2018.
The company’s focus has since switched to dealing with the game’s cheaters, which the company also attributed to the ongoing silence on the game’s roadmap, which has caused many players to be frustrated.
“Early this year, development of some of the major features and systems was delayed as our focus shifted towards tightening our anti-cheat effort,” PUBG Corp. wrote in a post on Steam. “Also, due to other reasons, we have not been able to show you the team’s development roadmap for 2018.”
Cheating has become a massive problem in PUBG, so much so that BattleEye, the game’s current anti-cheat client, has reported that it has banned more than 2.5 million players through the end of January with that rate increasing throughout February. Recently, Bloomberg reporter Yuji Nakamura also reported that cheaters were to blame for the game’s active users declining.
As for the PUBG‘s new map, details are scarce at the moment. It was initially unveiled last year and will based around an area around the Adriatic Sea.
The Steam update, while mostly apologising for the silence, has also released some patch notes revealing that Ping would now be a priority when matchmaking. In addition, some changes are coming to Miramar as well as the plane, which will now show how many players remain inside.
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